I got a knock on my door last Saturday morning from a pleasant looking fellow, about 40, who had a big clipboard and a giant “Vote” button on his shirt.
He asked if I was a registered voter.Â I am.Â He asked if I was familiar with Prop 8.Â I am.Â And he asked if I had a strong position on it.Â I do.Â I asked him what side of the ballot question he was on.Â And he said “I’m for the Pro-Prop 8 and we’re asking to perserve the definition of marriage between a man and a woman.”
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I told him I was against Prop 8 and aksed him which one of his civil rights he’d like me to vote on?Â He said he didn’t want to argue.Â I asked if he’d like to roll back the definition of Marriage to 1967 (Loving vs. Virginia) or 1948, (Perez vs. Sharp), or if we should just go back to the days of arraigned marriages.
I asked him if he was out on behalf of a church group.Â He was. I suggested he read Matthew 25 and he countered with Leviticus.Â I asked if he had eaten shrimp or pork recently, because Leviticus says that’s a sin too.Â I told him his church was free to decide who could be married in that faith, but as long as the state issues licenses, gay marriage is a civil right.
There are a number of church groups organizing Pro-Prop 8 political activities.Â Shouldn’t Jerry Brown’s office be looking into these activities for violations of the separation clause?Â